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What's New?
 Digitized Der Blumenbaum Journals – All scanning is now complete and the entire collection is posted! Rcently posted on this website are:
Vol. 13 no. 1 - replaced back page: posted Sept. 11
Vol. 16 no. 2 - replaced pages 54 & 91: posted Sept. 11
Vol. 19 & 25 nos. 1 & 2, Vol. 34 no. 4: Posted Sept. 6
Vol. 23: posted Sept. 5
Vol. 14 no. 3 and 15 no. 2: posted Aug. 31
Vol. 16 no. 2, 3 & 4: posted Aug. 30
Vol. 16 no. 1: posted Aug. 27
Vol. 17 & 18: posted Aug. 22
Vol. 29: now available to non-members as of Aug. 22
Vol. 24: posted Aug. 2
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Researching Schleswig-Holstein? – The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) is circulating the URL links to a Jan. 30 connection session on that topic (video recording, handouts). Display the links.
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
SGGS Video Library Update – The four Teresa Steinkamp McMillin webinar recordings have been moved into the Video Library page located in the members-only section. In addition, permission to continue posting the videos for the other speakers is being solicited. All videos for which permission is not granted will be removed by Feb. 1st.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Sep 28
André Hammann German Immigration in Brazil – Historical and Cultural Aspects
Brazil has the second largest number of German immigrants after the USA. André will discuss migration from German States and immigration to Brazil, the reasons for emigration, the immigrants difficult beginnings in the Southern regions of Brazil, and their subsequent prosperity accomplished through hard work and education.   Bio: André Hammann, born 1983 in Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, married, 2 daughters; Mechanical Engineer, MBA in Business Management, working in the agricultural machinery industry as Project Manager; languages: Portuguese, English, German and Spanish. Genealogist by hobby, board member of GenealogiaRS and IGGP, member of DAGV and VFFOW; ...
Oct 6
German-American Day
SGGS is a member of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA. It is a historical society that runs a museum in Washington DC. To celebrate German-American Day, they are posting online content that includes descriptions contributed by their member societies. Visit the GAHMUSA website.
Oct 23
FALL WEBINAR: Your Ancestors & The World of Cartography: Pinpointing Time and Location
Join us on Saturday for three presentations focusing on the use of maps and how to find the ones you need. Melinda Kashuba: Using Maps to Trace and Depict German Migration and Settlement in the United States Előd Biszak: Arcanum Maps: Historical Maps Online (Georeferencing & Historical European Maps) Heiko Mühr: The Long Shadow of the Habsburg Empire: A Hidden Collection of Austrian Maps Emerges (including UC Berkeley’s collection of WWII German Captured Maps) Event fee: $20 Note: Payment must be proivded using your credit or debit card. Payment processing is performed by the online PayPal service.   Register and Provide Payment    ...